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disappeared yesterday. two other men made it to shore safely. >>> an amtrak train out of oakland derailed this afternoon after it was hit by a big rig in the central valley. 42 people were taken to hospitals complaining of injury. amtrak says the train was carrying 169 passengers and four crew members from oakland to bakers field when the truck pushed through the crossing bars and hit the train. passengers on the train were terrified and we spoke to one woman on board who described a chaotic scene. >> you couldn't see anything it was just all dusty and you know you're breathing in all that dirt. and you know people start coughing and i mean screaming, crying. and it was horrible. >> reporter: all of the injuries from today's crash were said to be minor. four years ago at this same location 33 people were injured when an amtrak train was struck by a truck carrying lemons. we will go live for an update on theinvestigation that is still under way at this hour. >>> about three hours after today's crash there was a second incident involving a train not far away. investigators say a hay truck
. >>> all right. it is 6:09. it will be later this morning before amtrak trains can run between hanford and bakersfield in the san joaquin valley. tracks closed for repairs after two different railroad crashes involving big rigs. ironically, a big rig slammed into a freight train in hanford. the truck driver had minor injuries there. earlier yesterday, there was another crash about 15 miles away. about 40 passengers on that amtrak train were hurt none seriously. it was going from oakland to bakersfield. the driver didn't cross at the stopping gate and slammed into the train, according to police. >> how did you not see that the train was crossing, the arms were down, i don't know if there's any indication of any use of alcohol or drugs. >> the truck driver was trapped in his rig for about an hour after that crash. no word on why he didn't stop for the train. >>> american airlines has engineers in new york checking the seats on 8 boeing 757 jets. the inspections were ordered after two incidents where rowings of seats came loose from airplane floors yesterday on a flight from new york to m
, and this is bay area news at 7:00. we begin with our continuing coverage of this afternoon's amtrak train crash that injured dozens of people. the train originated in oakland. it collided with a truck in the central valley. the crash happened about 30 miles south of fresno. officials say a big rig struck the side of the train at a rail crossing de railing it. you'll see that train tipped over at about a 45-degree angle. one woman on that train de scribes the accident as a horrifying or deal. >> you couldn't see anything. it was just all people start coughing and everyone screaming and crying. it was just -- it was horrible. >> the woman said she was bruised and sore but had no broken bones. the fresno bee reports a total of 42 injuries. officials tell us none are life threatening. amtrak is using buss now to get those passengers down to bakersfield. >>> we have new information about a grass fire that burned. cal fire now tells us the flame burned three homes. reports started coming in just after 4:00 p.m. of a fire along highway 115. at this hour crews have shut down a one or two-mile stretch o
. between 30 and 50 passengers on that train were hurt, though none seriously. the amtrak train was headed from oakland to bakersfield. police say that the driver did not yield at the crossing gate and slammed right into the train, pushing at least one of the cars off the tracks. >> how did you not see that the train was crossing? >> i don't know if there was any indications of any use of alcohol or drugs. >> the big rig driver suffered moderate to major injuries. investigators say it is still unclear why he failed to stop. >>> well, it's crunch time for the presidential candidates. they are busy prepping for their first debate. a new washington post poll finds president obama has a two- point nationwide lead over romney. but in two of the swing states, his lead is much wider. nine points in florida and ten points in ohio. with less than 48 hours until the debate, grace lee explains how both sides are racing to lower the expectations. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that govern
over the other side. >> reporter: the crash will be closed during the investigation. amtrak is still running and they will carry passengers during the commute. >>> well, the famous hollywood sign in los angeles is getting a face-lift. the first time in almost 35 years. our reporter lauren savan is live near the landmark right now. that famous sign, what are they -- what are they doing to it? >> well, you know, it's one of the most iconic signs in the world. and they say it's been 35 years since it has had it's last refurbishing. well, they starting today, they are going to do an ex-- they are going to do an extensive cleaning. they are going to strip it, power wash it, prime it and repaint it. unlike most hollywood stars that get face-lifts. they are gonna do the front and the back. this will take eight to ten weeks. it will go through about 275 gallons of paint. 110 gallons of primer. when it is done, it will become fresh and new for generations to come. this sign has come around since 1923. that's when it was put up by -- but back in 1949, they took off the land part, it became the
hurt when a ever big rig slammed into an amtrak train headed from oaklando bersfie. >> rorter:witness tol ch officershat the ossing arms were down when a big rig plowed into a train on monday. they heard a loud boom before people went flying. >> for a second, this is a hell of a way to go out in a medication like this. i got to the top, car started t ti over. >> this is reality but it was shaking and shutering and people knew something was wrong. >> reporter: passengers say the train starred brake go hard before it derailed. it was known as cotton tracks and covered passengers. sound startled passengers. >> i had to grab the rails and big bang, cars flying over. they came and told us we need to get ot. it' uncle how fast the traiwasravelg but it tk verahundrefeet for it to finally stop. he witnessed the accident and he said it glide order one wheel before it tipped over. >> i saw people with broken arms and broken legs, babies looking like dirt balls. dirt in tir ear chp officials sa the big rig iver an seven passenrs wer all taken to t hospital. theyre in go condition. invest
to clarksburg, you are on the brakes southbound into germantown. that's the latest. amtrak is breaking the speed limit in the northeast corridor. it is operating fast trains 165 miles an hour. the tests are being done from massachusetts. all locations may someday have that speed. speed is 150.p federal regulations require a test before the regular operating speed is raised. is 52 degrees. >> she rose to fame by rescuing watch, but actress might need help .o stay on the show >> ♪ >> what the judges had to say performance on the when we switched to fios, we got better tv, better phone, better internet. [ male aouncer ] it's time to get more for your money. upgrade to verizon fios internet, tv and phone with our best price online: just $84.99 a month, guaranteed for one year with no annual contract. nternet is absolutely imperative for school nowadays. look up this, write an essay on that. my life is greatly improved because ofios. [ male announcer ] don't wait! switch to fios for a super-low $84.99 a month for a year with no annual contract. visit contact the verizon cent
. >> investigators searching for answers after a truck and an amtrak train collided in california, injuring 20 people. the truck driver failed to center. dileo cars and locomotives off the center how fast they were going. 170 people were on the train headed from oakland to bakersfield. the federal government examining incidents in which passenger seats came loose mid flight on american airlines planes. saturday, a flight from miami made an landing after receipts came loose. monday a flight from new york to miami had to return to kennedy t as well,. the faa said both planes recently and underwent work.nance >> it's 5:49. at&t looking to step up the competition with prepaid phone carriers. >> samsung is officially targeting apple's iphone 5. let's go to linda bell at bloomberg headquarters in new york. , samsung ise 5 accusing apple's iphone 5 of infringing on its patents. samsung began its investigation the iphone 5 as soon as it was available for purchase. the world's two biggest makers of high-end phones have been other on four iphone andover the other devices. postal workers are being d $15,000 for
on the derailment of an amtrak train. investigators identified the driver of the big rig that the train crashed into. investigators say that they are looking to see if the truck malfunctioned or if medina was impaired. 40 people were hurt in all. the tracks reopened this morning. >>> google subsidiary motorola has quietly dropped lawsuit claims against apple. motorola filed the claim. google and apple are in talks to resolve their long running dispute over smart phone patents. >>> a federal judge today lifted a ban of samsung tablets. the jury there ordered samsung to pay apple more than $1 million nor infringement. >>> the heat wave sure continued here in the bay as temperatures approached record highs in some sports. bill martin joins us with the hot spots. >> its really is hot out there right now. these are the current temperatures you can see there. 101 in antioch. looks like you will see a record in antioch. boy it's just as hot as it was yesterday. in some places it's a little warmer. some places a little cooler. but here's the story. things aren't changing around. we're tracking fog that's of
that and it is >> the amtrak train with six under more feet before it actually stopped. only minor injuries were reported. >> and national news this morning the u.s. border patrol agent was killed in a shooting that happened near the u.s.-mexico border in arizona.. the agents involved--the wounded agent is being lifted to a hospital. the sniper attack that terrorized the washington d.c. area 10 years ago 10 people died in a 21 day period the shooter was 17 years old at the time and was sentenced to prison. he laughed about the sentence when he was first arrested however now he says he regrets the pain he caused the victim's family. >> i'm sorry! i'm sorry. there is no way to express, there's no way to express that. what am i going to tell them. >> the other shooter muhammed was executed in 2009. >> and authorities are working overtime chicago to battle cry in the city. homicides are up 25% from last year. chicago now on pace to reach 500 homicides for the year that's a number the city has not seen in over a decade. >> lines live presented by jeep saturday october 6, 2003 in the afternoon for the best sho
. ♪ >> a new report showing drug and alcohol use by amtrak employees is on the rise. they employees are failing the drug and alcohol test at a 51% average. this has risen steadily since 2006. the most abused drugs are marijuana and cocaine. >> bring your own back with you next time you go shopping in san francisco or is going to cost you. if you do not have your own back the store is going to charge you 105 per bag to do to the plastic bag and. this will not make any money for the city's they are hoping to reach a goal of zero waste by 2020. >> service offers users a half a gigabyte of pat full speed wireless service for free. at 1 gb for $10 a month and five games for $30 a month. freedom house are cheaper than what most carriers charge. you will have to add your own plan for taxing and calls. >> there'll be a price increase in pork. the potential vacant shortage rumor has been dismissed. they're saying that the cost can go up so. the current drought is causing the prices to rise by 10 per cent next year. the usda said a pound of sliced bacon cost an average of $4.50 a nationwide. we'll be bac
members have been arrested for negligence. >>> here at home, an amtrak train carrying 160 passengers collided with a tractor-trailer in california. 21 people were injured. officials say the truck driver failed to yield at a crossing. >>> meanwhile, a short time later, just ten miles away, another truck plowed into a different train. the driver of that truck was seriously hurt in the crash. >>> and some dramatic video here as a massive explosion tore through this warehouse in canada that stores fuel for race cars. that would explain the inferno. thousands of gallons going up in flames. hundreds of homes had to be evacuated. no one was hurt. >>> and american express has agreed to pay nearly $113 million in refunds and fines to settle claims it deceived customers with its markets and billing practices. some 250,000 cardholders will get refunds. >>> a major recall to bring you by honda. 2003-2007, accord v6 is being recalled because of a faulty power steering hose that could cause a fire. honda won't have replacement parts ready until early next year. >>> and look at this. a brazen dayli
in california after a truck slammed into an amtrak train. most of the injuries are said to be minor. >> the train started going down. the noise was extra loud. and smoke -- we thought it was smoke about it was dust. >> my mother called hysterically that the strain overturned. and my niece and her newborn baby are on that train. martha: police say it did occur at a crossing equipped with gates to stop traffic. bill: millions of americans can be affected by a little known piece of the president's healthcare law. hospitals face big fines if medicare patients have to be readmitted within 30 days. one in five medicare patients have to go back to the hospital for care. dr. siegel, good morning to you. what was the intent in this provision of the law? >> it's all about money. the government saying we want to save you money. we'll push the hospital to discharge the patients as soon as possible, then we are going to say let's not re-add mitt that patient because that's costing us many millions of dollars. these penalty are involving some of the top hospitals in the country. big, big big hosp
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